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Our Lord and His Holy Apostles at the Last Supper

A blog dedicated to Christ Jesus our Lord and His True Presence in the Holy Mystery of the Eucharist

If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as at Meribah, as on the day at Massah in the wilderness.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

A Quote from Saint Teresa of Avila

“God has been very good to me, for I never dwell upon anything wrong which a person has done, so as to remember it afterwards. If I do remember it, I always see some other virtue in that person.”

May God grant us the eyes and heart of a saint.

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Sunday, October 09, 2016

Too Little, Too Late

This evening's gospel was the parable of the servant who owed 10,000 talents. In his homily, Father Valentine remarked that the souls in hell can never repay the debt they owe our heavenly Father, at which point an enraged young man stormed out of Mass, tearing up his worship aid and bulletin as he went.

Was he outraged at the suggestion that our actions in this life have eternal consequences? Was he offended at the suggestion that he himself had to forgive or face the consequences? I wanted to ask him, and hear what he had to say, and reason with him, but I was too slow. It took me a few minutes to get myself out of the pew and after him, and by then he was long gone.

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Sunday, August 21, 2016

For the Repose of my Mother's Soul

O God, Who hast commanded us to honor our father and our mother,
in Thy mercy have pity on the soul of my mother, and forgive her her trespasses,
and make me to see her again in the joy of everlasting brightness.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen. [source]

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Sunday, May 22, 2016

Introit for Pentecost

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Sunday, May 08, 2016

John 3:8&13

Our Savior ascends
The Holy Spirit descends
God reigns forever

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Sunday, April 03, 2016

Victimae paschali laudes

Easter Sequence by Wipo of Burgundy +1040:

Victimae paschali laudes To the Passover victim,
immolent Christiani. Christians offer praise.
Agnus redemit oves: The Lamb has redeemed the sheep:
Christus innocens Patri Innocent Christ to the Father
reconciliavit peccatores. has reconciled sinners
Mors et vita duello Death and life contended
conflixere mirando: in a wondrous battle:
dux vitae mortuus, The Lord of life, who died,
regnat vivus. reigns alive.
Dic nobis Maria, Tell us, Mary,
quid vidisti in via? what you saw on the way?
Sepulcrum Christi viventis, “The tomb of the living Christ
et gloriam vidi resurgentis: and the glory of His rising,
Angelicos testes, “Angelic witnesses,
sudarium et vestes. shroud and clothes.
Surrexit Christus spes mea: “Christ my hope is arisen,
praecedet suos in Galilaeam. and precedes His own into Galilee.”
Scimus Christum surrexisse We know that Christ is risen
a mortuis vere: from the dead in truth.
tu nobis, victor Rex, miserere. To us, victorious King, have mercy!
Amen. Alleluia. Amen. Alleluia.

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016


"Repent, and believe in the Gospel" [Mark 1:15]

This is the Lenten Embertide, a time to fast, to pray, to examine the state of our soul, to acknowledge our failings and to rein in poorly governed passions. It is a time to thank God for blessings received and to give alms that others may share in our blessings, for all that we have and all that we are, we have received in trust from our Maker to use in His service.

50 years ago this very day, Pope Paul VI abrogated the canonical requirement of Catholics to fast this week. Nevertheless, the need remains for every Christian to take up his cross, and follow his Saviour up a difficult path.

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Sunday, February 14, 2016

Patience and Peace

Here is an interesting interview.

...Often when I’m being “patient” I’m really grasping, wanting something else. You know how kids struggle with patience. Earnest children sitting there, being “patient”, waiting for school to get out or something like that.

Patience has a certain impatience built into it. ...
May we seek patience, and peace of heart that goes beyond patience, and may God grant us what we seek.